No Experience UN Youth Volunteer Advocate (Education) Jobs – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Moroto,
Reports to: Education
Officer, UNICEF
About US:
The United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly to advocate for
the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and expand
their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together with our partners,
we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into
practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and
excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
Job Summary: The
National UN Youth Volunteer Advocate in Education UN Volunteer will be hosted
by the UNICEF in Uganda in its Moroto Zone office, which overseas UNICEF
programme in the Karamoja region of 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under
the direct supervision of the Education Officer, UNICEF Gulu and overall
technical guidance of Education Specialist (Adolescent Development) based at
Kampala, the UN Youth Volunteer will:
contribute to the Education programme through interventions that create
opportunities for adolescents to voice their priorities, promote education and
provide recommendations to decision makers.
technical support to school clubs and social network groups of vulnerable
adolescents in the community.
in advocacy activities designed to influence government and other stakeholders
prioritize education
communication and information materials for program advocacy to promote
awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for
education programs.
in task forces/ working groups and provide feedback
to the development of human interest stories, news, information sharing in
support to education programmatic work
in communication/advocacy efforts: contribute to the development of innovative
communication tools (infographic) to inform on emerging issues
in the promotion of innovative, cost effective and affordable models for
improved learning achievement
drafting of regular/mandated sectoral program/project reports for management,
donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress
Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate
within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with
communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate
a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:
their knowledge and understanding of the impact of volunteerism by reading
relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities
(for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in
the host country;
relationships with a wide range of Youth Organizations, Community-Based
Organizations (CBOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to support and/or
participate in community-driven voluntary activities; reflect on the type and
quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking; raise awareness in
communities that will increase knowledge of issues pertaining to the UNV
programme’s mandate and tis role in supporting the Mission mandate;
mobilize and support co-workers and fellow UN Volunteers to better understand
the connections between the UNV programme’s engagement within the Mission and
voluntary action;
articles/write-ups/stories on field experiences and submit them for UNV
publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant
local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service
whenever technically possible.
Key Result Areas:
quality of learning and learning outcomes of the disadvantaged children (ethnic
minority children, children with disabilities, migrant children) are improved.
Clubs functioning effectively.
action plan with focus on prioritization of Early Learning, learning outcomes
and life skills for behaviour change and HIV prevention and
Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated
and documented in all activities throughout the assignment;
A final
statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the
assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities
participated in and capacities developed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF National UN Youth Volunteer
Advocate in Education job opportunity should have two years of experience in
the area of education or related field is an advantage;
experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies,
volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
to contribute and work as part of a team;
interest in and/or knowledge of education development issues, particularly
education of refugee children.
and open to learning and new experiences;
for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living
in spoken and written English language is required;
skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others);
UN Youth
Advocates must be between 18 and 24 years for the whole duration of their
candidates from the seven districts under the Karamoja Region will be given
Personal Competencies:
and professionalism:

demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment;
high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership;
willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently
under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising
discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information
objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented.
Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate
in compliance with organizational rules and regulations.
to continuous learning
initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new
developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work
and organizing:
organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume
of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and
to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure,
with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent
and respect for diversity:

ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to
establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working.
Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and
written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise
reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions
concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate
and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel,
volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse
backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of
different target groups;
commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes
solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards
the UN core values.
NB: United Nations Volunteers reserves the right to select one or more candidates
from this announcement.  We may also
retain applications and consider candidates applying to this opening for other
openings with United Nations Volunteers with similar assignment description,
experience and educational requirements.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan Nationals who wish to join the United Nations
UNICEF in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the
link below.
Deadline: 23rd May 2018
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